That Fruit Is Mine!

By Anuska Allepuz
Illustrated by Anuska Allepuz

Five goofy, greedy elephants are up against five teeny-tiny mice in this picture book parable for modern times.

One day, deep in the jungle, five elephants discover a new tree – a tall tree – and, atop that tree, the most mouth-wateringly delicious fruit any of them had ever seen. “MINE!” each elephant cries. “Mine, mine, mine, mine, MINE!” But who will get there first? And will the elephants spot the five tiny mice, planning and plotting, slowly approaching that tip-top branch? With fresh vision, hilarious characterization and beautifully textured art, Anuska Allepuz tells a tale of teamwork and sharing; a comedy and fable with a contemporary edge.

  • The classic feel of a parable or an Aesop tale meets the contemporary look of Leo Lionni or Barroux
  • Preschools and parents focus a lot on teaching and building teamwork skills, and this story could act as a great discussion starter in the classroom or at home
  • A graduate of the prestigious Cambridge School of Art, Anuska Allepuz is a sought-after talent – she’s been highly commended in the Macmillan Prize and shortlisted for the 2012/2014 AOI Awards

About the author

Anuska Allepuz studied Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca in Spain and the Academia di Belle Arti di Carrara in Italy, before undertaking postgraduate illustration courses at EINA, Barcelona and the Cambridge School of Art. A rising talent in the world of illustration, Anuska has been highly commended in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Illustration, shortlisted for the 2012 and 2014 AOI awards, and has had her work exhibited at the Bologna Book Fair. Originally from Madrid, Anuska now lives in Cambridge. Find her online at and on Instagram as @anuskaallepuz.

ISBN: 9781406375480
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2018
Dimensions: 216 x 276mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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